Everything to know ahead of Bears’ Week 2 game vs. Bucs

The Chicago Bears will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2, where Chicago is looking to rebound after an embarrassing loss in the season opener.

The Bears are coming off an embarrassing 38-20 drubbing by the Green Bay Packers, which raised concerns on offense and defense, as well as the coaching staff. While the game was 10-6 at halftime, things spiraled out of control as Green Bay outscored the Bears 28-14 in the second half. Can Chicago get back on track against Tampa Bay?

Here’s a rundown of what we know heading into Sunday’s game against the Bucs:

How to watch

Game information:

Who: Chicago Bears (0-1) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0)

When: Sunday, Sept. 17, 12 p.m. CT

Where: Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, Fla.


In-market live stream: fuboTV (try it for free).



Radio: ESPN 1000 (Chicago)

TV map:

Betting Odds

Game-day roster

Here’s a look at the Bears’ game-day roster:

Game picks

Bold predictions

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Michael Reaves/Getty Images
  1. Justin Fields airs it out

  2. DJ Moore gets double-digit targets

  3. Cole Kmet gets his first TD of the season

  4. Jaquan Brisker sees quite a few snaps at nickel cornerback

  5. The Bears choke away a big lead after halftime

Read our full analysis

Behind Enemy Lines

Last meeting: 38-3 Bucs (Oct. 24, 2021)

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Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

Team rankings

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Quinn Harris/Getty Images



Points per game

20.0 (T-15th)

20.0 (T-15th)

Points allowed per game

38.0 (31st)

17.0 (12th)

Turnover differential

-2 (T-26th)

+3 (T-1st)

Passing yards per game

189.0 (17th)

169.0 (19th)

Rushing yards per game

122.0 (7th)

73.0 (25th)

Passing yards allowed per game

237.0 (25th)

328.0 (30th)

Rushing yards allowed per game

92.0 (13th)

41.0 (1st)

Sacks allowed

4 (T-23rd)

1 (T-6th)

Sacks against

1 (T-25th)

2 (T-18th)

via Team Rankings

Bucs players to watch

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Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
  1. QB Baker Mayfield

  2. WR Mike Evans

  3. T Luke Goedeke

  4. DT Vita Vea

  5. S Antoine Winfield Jr.

Read our analysis

Injuries to know

Story originally appeared on Bears Wire